ACRL CHOICE Editorial Board


The board serves in an advisory capacity to the editor and the publisher on the choice programs. Tasks: consider and make recommendations for editorial policy. Review changes in editorial policy proposed by editor. Review projects proposed for choice sponsorship. Review decisions of the editor concerning grievances which publishers, authors, or reviewers wish to appeal. Advise editor on content, arrangement, and promotion of choice.


Dr. Jose A. Aguinaga (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Melody Herr (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Bethany S. McGowan (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2020. Last retrieved on 07/20/2019. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


CHOICE Website


The CHOICE Editorial Board composition requires:

  • Seven members, in addition to chair and ex officio members, with appointments staggered to provide continuity.
  • Two-year terms
  • Members to serve no more than two consecutive terms, except for the chair, who may serve up to two terms after assuming the chair but no more than a total of six years on the board. The chair to be appointed from among regular members of the editorial board.
  • Ex officio members include ACRL past-president (listed as Board Liaison), ACRL executive director, ACRL Publications Committee chair, and the CHOICE staff editor.
  • Editorial Board criteria is detailed in the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures.


The CHOICE Editorial Board was created by the ACRL Board of Directors.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.


Staff Liaison

Mark Cummings
Editor and Publisher
575 Main Street, Suite 300
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 347-6933
E-mail: mcummings(a)